Summer 2023 Career Exploration Opportunities

All of the opportunities listed are Student Led, meaning students must take the leadership role in applications, etc. Students should speak with their teacher, school counselor, and parents before applying for any of these opportunities.

Be sure to check out the Trident Region’s Youth Apprenticeship program, another amazing career exploration opportunity!

This list is updated regularly – Please bookmark this page and revisit often for the latest information!

Career Focus Type Opportunity Eligibility More Info
Agri/STEM Career Camp AgriTREK/SciTREK- Deadline March 31st 9th-12th grade LINK
Agri/STEM Career Camp AgiDiscovery- animal science, Vet medicine, agribusiness, plant pathology-Deadline March 31st 9th-12th grade LINK
Architecture Camp Clemson Architecture Career Summer Academy Rising 9th – 12th grade LINK
Architecture / Interior Design Career Camp Ball State Interior Design Summer Workshop- Online or On-campus 9th-12th grade LINK
Arts Career Camp 34 West Theater ages 12-18 LINK
Arts Career Camp College of Charleston- Studio Art Summer Immersion (SASI) 9th-12th grade LINK
Arts Career Camp Youth Theater Intensive Camp – Presented by The Gaillard Center Ages 13-18 LINK
Arts Career Camp Shared World Creative Writing Program- Wofford College Rising 8th-12th grade LINK
Arts Career Camp SC Governor’s School for the Arts & Humanities Summer Programs 6th-11th grade LINK
Arts Career Camp Youth Theater Camp – Presented by The Gaillard Center Ages 7-12 LINK
Arts Career Camp Choreography Creation Camp (Gaillard & Dance Conservatory of Charleston Ages 7-12 LINK
Arts Career Camp Youth Jazz Orchestra All Stars Camp (Gaillard & Charleston Jazz Academy) Rising 6th-12th grade LINK
Arts Career Camp Charleston Stage – Summerstage Camps K5-8th grade LINK
Biology, Environmental Career Camp Dolphin Camp – Lowcountry Marine Mammal Network All Ages LINK
Business Career Camp Business Week- SC Chamber of Commerce Rising 11th-12th, recent graduate LINK
Construction Internship David E. Looper & Company Rising 12th Grade LINK
Construction/ Other Internship Palmetto Air Water Balance 9th-12th LINK
Culinary Arts Career Camp TTC Culinary Institute of Charleston pre-apprenticeship camps: Fundamentals in Culinary Arts and
Fundamentals in Baking & Pastry. Participation fees covered by USDOL grant made available through Apprenticeship Carolina.
Rising 9th-11th graders (ages 15 or older) LINK
Education Camp Chowan University Academic Summer Campapalooza Rising 10tjh-12th Graders LINK
Language Translation Apprenticeship / Employment Paid Summer Apprenticeship & Career Training with CCSD Translation & Interpretation Services, Requires fluency in both English and Spanish languages Rising Seniors LINK
Health Science Career Camp Wingate Health Science Academy & Wingate Pharmacy Camp Ages 14-18 Link
Health Science Program MUSC Pharmacy- Early Assurance Program 12th Grade LINK
Health Science Career Camp Summer Health Career Academy – Collaboration with MUSC- Deadline March 20th 18 years before June 2nd LINK
Health Science Volunteer MUSC Jr. Volunteer Program Ages 14-18 LINK
Health Science Program PharmDamentals 2023- Fundamentals of understanding Pharmacy Profession 9th-12th grade LINK
Emergency Services Career Camp Southern Area Wildland Fire Interagency Training: PAID Deadline April1st 18 years+ LINK
Health Science/ Emergency Services Career Camp North Charleston Fire Department- Teens Aiding the Community Camp 9th-12th graders LINK
Health Science / Emergency Services Internship Chs County Dept of Public Safety Student Leadership & Internship Program;PAID; Emergency Medical Services (EMS) or Consolidated 9-1-1 Center; Deadline April 10th Rising Senior LINK
Hospitality & Tourism Internship Charleston Tours & Events Seniors LINK
Hospitality & Recreation Summer Job City of Charleston High School Summer Youth Program age 15 by May 15th LINK
Horticulture / Building Community Volunteer Charleston Parks Conservancy Varies by opportunity LINK
Leadership & Horticulture Internship Greenheart Project Charleston Internship. Deadline April 7th Ages 15-19 by June 12th LINK
Human Services Summer Job KE Camps- Club at Dunes West & Country Club of Charleston- Camp Counselor 16+ LINK
Human Services Summer Job Joint Base Charleston- Youth Programs- Child & Youth Programs Assistant LINK
Law & Public Safety Summer Job Barrier Island Ocean Rescue Lifeguard 18+ LINK
Law & Public Safety Career Camp CSU Criminal Justice Camp 14-18 years LINK
Leadership Conference 4-H Pinckney Leadership Conference @ Clemson Rising 10th-11th grades LINK
Leadership Career Camp 4-H Pinckney Leadership Camp Counselor @ Clemson. Must have previously attended Pinckney 4-H Leadership Camp. Deadline March 24th 8th-grade students LINK
Leadership Career Camp Charleston Civil Rights & Civics/Kids Point- immersive civil rights experience Rising 10th graders LINK
Manufacturing, Aerospace Internship Boeing SC Summer Employment Experience – Deadline April 28 Rising Seniors LINK
Manufacturing Career Camp Lowcountry Advanced Manufacturing Institute- TTC Rising 9th-11th graders LINK
Marketing/Health Internship TeenToks Virtual Internship- Mental Health App for Teens & Tweens 13-19 years old LINK
STEM Career Camp Claflin University Cyber Security Bridge Program FREE 9th-12th Grade LINK
STEM Career Camp Genetic Scholors Camp @ Charleston Southern, Deadline June 9th 9th-12th Grade LINK
STEM Career Camp Claflin University Math & Computer Science MSEIP Summer Camp FREE 9th-12th Grade LINK
STEM Career Camp Aerospace Career Education Academy- Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals- Deadline June 7th 13-18 years old LINK
STEM Career Club SCDNR Career Explorers Club Rising 10th-12th grade LINK
STEM Career Camp CofC STEM 360 Summer Program Rising 10th-12th grade LINK
STEM Career Camp Lebanon Valley Actuarial Science Camp Rising 12th Grade LINK
STEM Career Camp Citadel STEAM Center – GenCyber Camp Rising 8th-12 grade LINK
STEM Career Camp TTC STEAM Summer Camp ages 7-17 LINK
STEM Career Camp AI Camp (hands on virtual camp) 6-12th grade LINK
STEM Internship MUSC Teen Science Ambassador. Application opens Feb 1st Rising11th grade LINK
STEM Internship SCDNR Coastal Conservation Internship- conservation from all aspects, including but not limited to biological research and monitoring, communication, fisheries management, wildlife and land management, and environmental education and outreach. Application Due Feb. 28th 18+ LINK
STEM Career Camp Ron Howell Foundation’s Summer IT Management Career Camp Ages 16-19 LINK
STEM Career Camp GoSciTech @ SC Governor’s School for Science & Math- Applications open Mid-Feb Rising 8th – 10th grade LINK
STEM Career Camp USC’s Carolina Master Scholars Adventure Series- Applications open Feb. 1st Rising 6th – 12th grade LINK
STEM Career Camp Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program- Virtual Current 9th-11th grade LINK
STEM Career Camp Clemson Summer Science Outreach – Biotechnology & Public Health, and Space Travel Rising 9th-12th LINK
STEM Career Camp US Dept. of Defense STEM Summer Career Camp hosted by Trident Tech, Register by April 30 Ages 7 to 17 LINK
STEM Career Camp iTEAMS XTREME Computer Science & Tech Camp hosted by Palmetto Scholars Academy June 20-23 Rising 6th-8th grade LINK
STEM / Engineering / Construction Career Camp Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) offers career camps in various locations throughout the US. Application Deadline Mar 15th. Age 15+, Rising 10th, 11th, 12th LINK
STEM Career Camp Lowcountry CREATEng Engineering Camp June 27-30 at Palmetto Scholars Academy Rising 7th, 8th & 9th grade LINK
Various Internship Charleston County Government Summer Youth Employment & Internship Program – PAID Ages 16+ LINK
Various Career Camp Charleston County Summer Camps – Wide Rage of Career Interests All Ages LINK
Various Volunteer SC Aquarium Splash Program, Deadline March 31st Students ages 13-15 LINK
Various Volunteer City of Charleston Youth Volunteer Corp Rising 7th & 8th grade LINK
Various Part-Time Job TTC Summer Camp Assistant Positions $18/hour 18+ LINK
Various Internship Summer Internships with CCSD Departments $17/hour, Apply by April 21 Rising CCSD Seniors LINK
Various Internships City of Charleston Paid Internships Age 15+ LINK